- 1 large head of cauliflower (2 pounds), cut into 2” florets
- 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons salt-packed capers, soaked, rinsed, patted dry
- 3/4 cup fresh coarse breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup low-salt chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon anchovy paste (optional)
- 1/3 cup golden raisins
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar or Champagne vinegar
- 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
Preheat oven to 425°. Toss cauliflower florets with 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large bowl; season mixture with salt and pepper. Divide cauliflower mixture between 2 large rimmed baking sheets, spreading out in a single layer. Roast, tossing occasionally, until cauliflower is golden and crispy, about 45 minutes. DO AHEAD: Cauliflower can be made 4 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature. Reheat before using.
Meanwhile, heat remaining 3 Tbsp. olive oil in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until just golden, 5–6 minutes. Add capers and cook until they start to pop, about 3 minutes longer. Add breadcrumbs and toss to coat. Cook, stirring often, until breadcrumbs are golden, 2–3 minutes; transfer breadcrumb mixture to a plate and set aside.
Add chicken broth and anchovy paste (if using) to same saucepan. Bring to a boil. Add golden raisins and white wine vinegar and cook until almost all liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. Do ahead: Breadcrumb and raisin mixtures can be made 2 hours ahead. Rewarm raisin mixture mixture before continuing.
Transfer warm cauliflower to a serving bowl. Scatter raisin mixture over, then toss to distribute evenly. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle cauliflower with breadcrumb mixture and parsley.
This recipe is so good, I've made it twice in the last week and with cauliflower growing in our garden, I'm sure we'll have it a bunch more. It's the perfect fall dish for dinner parties and would be great for Thanksgiving dinner. I guess we won't be celebrating Thanksgiving this year which is okay with me. The idea of cooking a turkey (and having it taste good) always stresses me out. I certainly will be missing spending the holiday with my family though.